Dymatize Super Protein Amino

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Dymatize Super Protein Amino is a protein amino acid supplement, that according to the advertising delivers a complete spectrum of all proteinogenic amino acids in capsule form. This supplement used to be known as Dymatize Super Protein 6000, and as far as we can see is the same as this earlier version.

Protein and amino acid supplements have been on sale for a long time and are considered to be good for building and repairing muscle so are especially popular with athletes and bodybuilders. We take a look at this protein supplement and see if it is worth a try.

Dymatize Enterprises is a US supplements company based in Dallas Texas, but the company seems to have a strong presence in the UK and Europe. If you go to the UK site, buttons at the top of the page translate the product information for German, Swiss, and Austrian customers.

You can buy Dymatize supplements from stockists in many other European countries. UK customers can also buy on Amazon.

Dymatize Super Protein Amino Pros

  • Contains essential amino acids
  • Reasonably priced
  • Easy to buy in the UK and German speaking countries

Dymatize Super Protein Amino Cons

  • Tablets are quite big and some people find them hard to swallow
  • Occasionally branched chain amino acids have been known to cause fatigue and motor dysfunction
  • Amino acid servings are low compared to protein powders
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What You Need To Know About Dymatize Super Protein Amino

Dymatize Super Protein Amino is a protein supplement in tablet form, which contains essential and non essential amino acids. Although a capsule sounds convenient, many customers have complained about the size of these tablets, and the fact that you have to take 6 a day. In addition amino acid quantities here are much lower here than amounts you would generally find in a protein powder.

That said amino acids help build proteins that will in turn help with muscle forming and muscle repair, and we like that this supplement comes with a clear ingredients profile that may help do this job. Like powdered whey and milk derived supplements, Dymatize Super Protein Amino contains dairy produce so you should be aware of this if you are lactose intolerant.

What Are The Side Effects Of Dymatize Super Protein Amino?

Although generally considered safe, branched-chain amino acids can cause side effects, such as fatigue and loss of coordination.

Branched-chain amino acids should be used cautiously before or during activities where performance depends on motor coordination, such as driving.

How Much Does Dymatize Super Protein Amino Cost?

Dymatize Super Amino is not overly expensive, and because it is on sale via various retailers you can shop around for price.

We found the supplement on sale at Amazon. Bottles come in three rather odd sizes of 180 tablets, 345 tablets or 501 tablets.

  • 1 x bottle of 180 tablets ( 30 days supply) costs £14.50
  • 1 x bottle of 345 tablets ( bizarrely 57 days’ supply) costs £24.49
  • 1 x bottle of 501 tablets ( 83 days supply! ) costs £30.99

We are struggling to understand the thinking behind these product quantities.

Our Verdict On Dymatize Super Protein Amino

We like the concept of a protein capsule rather than a powder because it does seem more convenientm but we are not overly impressed by Dymatize Super Amino Protein.

The problem is that compared to many protein powders, it does seem underpowered and in addition the protein used does not seem to be as good as quality as others on the market. We prefer whey protein isolate because it contains less fat and is purer than whey concentrate.

We like that the exact amino acid profile has been included, but although amino acids do wonderful things, it is important to remember that these are in the usual proteins we eat.

Overall Dymatize Super Protein Amino may be worth a try and is unlikely to cause too many adverse effects, but if you are serious about boosting your protein levels, you probably would do better in choosing a good quality powdered supplement.

Dymatize Super Protein Amino Review

Dymatize Super Protein Amino is a protein amino acid formula, that as the advertising claims, delivers the complete spectrum of amino acids that the body needs for health.

Amino acids make up 20% of the body and have been described as the building blocks of protein. Some of these we obtain from diet only and these are called essential amino acids. Others are made and stored in the body and are called non essential amino acids.

Dymatize Super Protein Amino Facts

  • Available in three pack sizes of 180, 345 and 501 tablets
  • Used to be known as Super Protein Amino 6000
  • Dymatize have been making exercise and nutrition supplements since 1994
  • This supplement will not get you banned from taking part in competitive sport

Amino acids make up a large proportion of our muscles, tissue and cells. They are important for the storage and transport of nutrients and also the functions of our organs. They all play slightly different roles in the body and we need them all.

We can get all the amino acids we need for health from a healthy mixed diet, but when it comes to building muscle and strength, many body builders and athletes look to amino acid supplements like this in order to achieve maximum strength and muscle.

How to Take Dymatize Super Protein Amino

  • The daily dose consists of two servings of three tablets each day
  • Take one serving pre work out or exercise
  • The second serving should be taken later in the day
  • Take both servings with plenty of fluids

Dymatize Super Protein comes in capsule form which is quite unusual as many protein supplements come as a powder that you mix into a health drink. This capsule form is convenient for some people but you do need to take 6 capsules a day for the recommended dose

Dymatize Super Protein Amino is very similar, if not identical to Dymatize Super Protein 6000 an earlier product. This supplement is still on sale as Super Protein Amino 6000 via Amazon UK, but no longer shows up on the official Dymatize website. It could be that Dymatize will eventually phase out this earlier named version.

Dymatize Super Protein Amino Concerns:

  • Contains lactose and soy if you are intolerant to either of these it may be wise to avoid it
  • Seems under powered compared to powdered supplements
  • You have to take six capsules a day. Some people have struggled with this

Dymatize specialize in sports supplements and protein powders aimed at bodybuilders.

We covered Dymatize Dyma Burn Extreme in an earlier product review.

What Does Dymatize Super Protein Amino Claim To Do?

The product information explains how this supplement works,

“Dymatize® Super Protein Amino is a protein – amino acid formula delivering a complete spectrum of all proteinogenic amino acids. These essential and non-essential amino acids are the building blocks of protein.”

It advises you to continue with eating your normal protein and to use this product as a supplement and not a replacement to diet,

“In addition to the usual protein intake, the conveniently sized and easy to swallow tablets make it easy to top up your protein supply on the go and throughout the day.”

According to the product information there are four key features;

  • The daily dose (= 6 tablets) provides 5,8 g of protein
  • Delivering a complete spectrum of all proteinogenic amino acids
  • Conveniently sized and easy to swallow tablets for on-the-go
  • Banned substance tested by “Informed-Choice” for athletes’ assurance and highest product quality

Does Dymatize Super Protein Amino Work?

If you are looking to top up your protein, this supplement may help.

Protein supplements that contain amino acids have been a mainstay of the fitness and exercise supplement range for a very long time. Protein is essential for muscle building and repair, and this product may help this process if you already have a good nutritionally controlled diet.

However compared to protein powders, the serving sizes of amino acids are small, so you will probably get more bang for your buck if you choose a protein powder.

What Are The Ingredients of Dymatize Super Protein Amino?

Serving size is equal to 1 x 3 capsule servings adding up to 2.9 g. You take 2 x servings a day so 5.8g or 6 capsules.

Most of the proteins are derived from dairy produce.

  • Milk proteins (milk protein concentrate, calcium caseinate, whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate, micellar casein): Milk protein concentrate is any type of concentrated milk product which contains between 40% and 90% milk protein.

Whey protein concentrate is the most common form of whey protein and the least expensive, because it is a byproduct of cheese production. It is often used in bodybuilding and replacement meal supplements because it is a cheap and reasonably effective source of protein, but it does contain fat.

There is added rice protein and pea protein as well. The proteins provide the following amino acid profile. Figures refer to the serving size (1 x 3 capsule serving) and the daily serving (6 capsules).

BCAAs:

  • L-Leucine (261 mg) (523 mg):
  • L-Isoleucine (139 mg) (279 mg):
  • L-Valine (173 mg) (345 mg):

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are especially efficient at creating muscle mass while on a calorie restricted diet, and are available in food such as meat and eggs. Leucine plays an important role in muscle protein synthesis, while Isoleucine induces glucose uptake into cells. Valine is probably the least important but together these BCAAS may help supplement diet and benefit a training regime.

Other Amino Acids: These are present in the various forms of protein contained in this supplement,

  • L-Alanine (127 mg) (253 mg): Non essential amino acid that plays a crucial role in the production of muscle. Source
  • L-Arginine (204 mg) (408 mg): Amino acid produced in the kidneys that helps relax arteries increasing blood and oxygen flow.
  • L-Asparagine & L-Aspartic acid: (278 mg) (555 mg): Here in low quantities but some research suggests that this amino acid raises luteinizing hormone, stimulating the production of testosterone and oestrogen. Source
  • L-Cysteine (39 mg) (77 mg): Essential amino acid (only available from diet) that is important for the immune system.
  • L-Glutamine & L-Glutamatic acid (555 mg) (1110 mg): Glutamic acid is produced by the body, where it stimulates the nerves in the central nervous system and produces another amino acid called glutamine which is important for muscle development. Source
  • L-Lysine (190 mg) (379 mg): part of the general make up of whey protein isolate.
  • L-Histidine (74 mg) (148 mg): Involved in numerous metabolic functions in the body and sometimes taken as a supplement in its own right to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Source
  • L-Methionine (74 mg) (148 mg): Amino acid present in pea protein. Can help protect the liver if taken in large amounts.
  • L-Phenylalanine (155 mg) (310 mg): Amino acid which seems to strengthen the chemical messengers in the body although scientists have not discovered exactly how it works. Source
  • L-Proline (185 mg) (370 mg): Amino acid used in the biosynthesis of proteins.
  • L-Serine (155 mg) (310 mg): This is made in the body from two other amino acids, glycine and threonine. It is present in every cell of the body and is present in most protein foodstuffs as here. It is important for many roles in the body but is not really required in supplement form. It can cause allergic reaction to some foods. Source
  • L-Threonine (119 mg) (238 mg): Essential amino acid found in cottage cheese, poultry, fish, meat, and lentils and used by the body to support connective tissue, the immune system and bone health. Source
  • L-Tryptophane (33 mg) (65 mg): Once in the body, this amino acid eventually converts to serotonin, the brains feel good chemical and is part of the natural make up of protein. Source
  • L-Tysine (141 mg) (283 mg): This is a typo and we assume it should read L Tyrosine an amino acid that helps convert fat into energy.

Does Dymatize Super Protein Amino Have Any Side Effects?

Dymatize Super Amino contains branched-chain amino acids which are generally safe when taken by mouth at the correct dosage. Some side effects are known to occur, such as fatigue and loss of coordination. So the product should be used cautiously before or during activities where performance depends on motor coordination, such as driving.

There are no real problems with side effects with branched chain amino acids unless you have Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease), in which case don’t take any form of branched amino acids unless your doctor advises.

The formula contains lactose which could cause problems for users that are lactose intolerant.

Caution:
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Speak to your doctor first if you have an underlying medical condition or are taking prescription medication.

Because the product contains certain amino acids, it must not be taken by people suffering from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease).

Are There Any Customer Reviews For Dymatize Super Protein Amino?

There are many reviews for this product. They are generally favorable if a little non committal sometimes!

Many customers have complained about the size of the tablets.

I have a bought this bottle of amino acids several times, and I love it. I take two with my breakfast and two with my lunch. The pills are a little big, but if you take them with a glass full of water, you will not have any problems swallowing them (one first and the other one after the first one has gone down). This pills make you feel energize to do your workouts and the price is just fine. I recommend it to the people who needs supplements and who go to the gym regularly.

And,

Tablets WAY TOO BIG tablets are massive nearly choked on them twice.

Some customers are satisfied such as this reviewer,

As always very satisfied. I have been to use for many months. I’m so happy with the results; you can feel the differents in just a week…sure making exercises and good nutrition. Recommended 100%….You can buy without problem…:)

Some customers have not noticed any effects,

I use it every day after working out but don’t see a difference maybe results take months not weeks.

Does Dymatize Super Protein Amino Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?

It seems unlikely. Although there may be money back guarantee if this product is purchased in the U.S.A, there is no mention of any guarantee on the UK/ European website

Where Can I Buy Dymatize Super Protein Amino?

You can’t buy Dymatize Super Amino Protein direct from the Dymatize website. There is a list of stockists across Europe, and UK customers can buy from some sport supplement outlets or via Amazon where it is still sold under the old name of Super Amino Protein 600 at the time of writing,

Summary: Dymatize Super Protein Amino


Dymatize Super Protein Amino

2.3 out of 5
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The Muscle Watchdog rejects Dymatize Super Protein Amino.

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